Gas Engineer Qualifications
Gas Engineer Qualifications Explained
You are most likely aware that any person that works on a gas supply or gas installation in the United Kingdom must be Registered with the Gas Safe Register (formerly CORGI). Many people however are unsure how to join the Gas Safe Register and of the qualifications and training required to do so.
Before an individual operative can apply to join the Gas Safe Register, he or she must be able to demonstrate competence. Competence is usually demonstrated through qualifications. These qualifications are known as ACS (Accredited Certification Scheme) Gas Qualifications. In order for an individual to gain these qualifications, he or she must follow an approved managed learning plan that will include training and instruction in a safe and supervised environment, work experience with a Registered Gas Engineer and final assessment in an accredited gas training centre. This training is known as Gas Foundation Training and is aimed at people that wish get qualified and join the Gas Safe Register.
Gas Engineer Qualifications are not evergreen. They must be renewed every 5-years at an approved ACS Training & Assessment Centre. This ensures that every operative is aware of current legislation and best practise. A gas operative will not be able to re-new Gas Safe Registration if they do not possess current ACS Qualifications.
ACS Gas Qualifications are varied and split by gas types, i.e. Natural Gas and LPG. These are then split by categories Domestic, Commercial or Catering and by appliance, meaning that an operative must be suitably qualified by gas type, category and appliance before he or she is allowed to work on an appliance. The reverse of a Gas Engineers Gas Safe Card will show exactly what appliances an operative is qualified to work on.
The traditional route for gas engineers is to obtain Domestic ACS Gas Qualifications know as the 'domestic suite'. After this operatives may choose to gain commercial, catering or LPG qualifications with change-over qualifications. For many people this decision is based on the typ eof work that they do and by where they live in the country, for instance if you live in a rural area you may want LPG Gas qualifications.
Please see a list of ACS Gas Qualifications below. Please note that this list is not exhaustive, it is purely meant for illustration purposes only.
Domestic Gas Qualifications include - CCN1 - Core Gas Safety; CENWAT - Central Heating Boilers; CKR1 - Gas Cookers; HTR1 - Gas Fires; CPA1 - Flue Gas Analysers; MET1 - Gas Meters
Commercial Gas Qualifications include - CODNCO1 - Change over core gas safety from Domestic to Commercial; CDGA1 - Commercial direct fired heating appliances; CIGA1 - Commercial indirect fired heating appliances; CORT1 - Commercial overhead radiant heaters; ICPN1 - Installation first fix commercial pipework; ICAE1 - Installation of commercial appliances; TPCP1A - Testing and direct purging of low pressure commercial pipework not exceeding 1m3; TPCP1 - Testing and direct purging of commercial pipework exceeding 1m3 in volume up to 7 bar; CCP1 - Commissioning indirect gas fired plant and equipment; CBHP1 - Gas boosters and compressors; CGFE1 - Gas fuelled engines; CLE1 - Commercial laundry equipment
Catering Gas Qualifications include - CODC1 - Change over core domestic to Core Commercial Catering; CCCN1 - Core Commercial Gas Safety; COMCAT1 - Boiling Burners; COMCAT2 - Water Boilers; COMCAT3 - Deep Fat & Pressure Fryers; COMCAT4 - Fish & Chip Ranges; COMCAT5 - Forced Draught Burner Appliances; COCATA1 - Change over Domestic to Commercial Appliances
LPG Gas Qualifications include CONGLP1 - Fuel changeover Natural Gas to LPG; COCNCL1 - Change over Core Commercial Catering Natural Gas to LPG; CMCLP1 - Core Commercial Mobile Catering; CMCALP1 - Open Top Boiling Rings; CMCALP2 - Fryers; CMCALP3 - Water Pressure or Expansion Boilers; CMCALP4 - Instantaneous Flued Water Heaters
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